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Memphis forward announces cancer diagnosis on social media

Apr. 21, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis forward Karim Sameh Azab announced Saturday that he has been diagnosed with cancer and has started treatment. "I found out a few weeks ago that I had developed leukemia lymphoma (AML, ALL)," Azab wrote in a Twitter post Saturday morning. "I have since started treatment and am...

Touchdown Bucks! Packers' Rodgers buys into NBA team

Apr. 20, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has joined the ownership group of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks as a limited partner. The Bucks made the announcement Friday night between the first and second quarters of Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Boston Celtics....

Auburn guard Davion Mitchell transferring to Baylor

Apr. 20, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Point guard Davion Mitchell is transferring to Baylor after playing in all 34 games as a freshman at Auburn. Baylor announced Friday that Mitchell has joined its 2018 signing class, and will join the team this summer. He will have three seasons of eligibility remaining after he sits out...

Syracuse guard Tyus Battle to enter name in NBA draft

Apr. 20, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tyus Battle will enter his name in the NBA draft, but he's not hiring an agent. That's according to the school's official Twitter account. Battle had been mulling his decision since the Orange were eliminated by Atlantic Coast Conference rival Duke in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA...

Michigan's Matthews enters NBA draft without hiring agent

Apr. 20, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan standout Charles Matthews is taking a step toward playing professional basketball without giving up on the option of staying in school. Matthews said Friday he is declaring himself eligible for the NBA draft but will not hire an agent. Matthews can start working out for NBA...

Vanderbilt becomes Kentucky's 6th player to enter NBA draft

Apr. 20, 2018 2:19 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky forward Jarred Vanderbilt will enter the NBA draft but not hire an agent. That leaves open the opportunity for Vanderbilt to return to school. He has an injury-shortened freshman season with the Wildcats "wasn't easy for me." The 6-foot-9 Vanderbilt averaged 5.9 points and a...

Jayhawks' Azubuike enters NBA draft, could return to Kansas

Apr. 20, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (you-DOE'-kuh az-uh-BOO'-kee) is declaring for the NBA draft but is not hiring an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning to the Jayhawks for his junior season. The 7-foot, 280-pound Azubuike missed most of his freshman season with a wrist injury,...

Alabama forward Braxton Key says he will transfer

Apr. 20, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama sophomore forward Braxton Key is leaving the team and plans to transfer. Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson said Friday Key has been granted his release. He says Key "certainly has a bright future, but he has to do what's best for him." Key started 17 games last season after...

Florida Gulf Coast graduate transfer Johnson to join Miami

Apr. 19, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gulf Coast graduate transfer Zach Johnson says he will play his final college season for the Miami Hurricanes, his hometown team. Johnson announced his plans Thursday on Twitter. A 6-2 guard, he was a three-year starter at Florida Gulf Coast, averaging 16.1 points last...

Scott leaves Holy Cross to join Crean's staff at Georgia

Apr. 19, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Joe Scott has joined Georgia basketball coach Tom Crean's staff as an assistant. The 52-year-old Scott spent the last two seasons as an assistant at Holy Cross following nine seasons as the head coach at Denver. He also was the head coach at Air Force and Princeton. Crean previously...